The rumor mill has been turning like crazy over the last few months. It seems like we’ve heard constant gossip regarding Apple’s upcoming iPad refresh, and even more on the possibility of the company entering the TV industry this year.

But that doesn’t mean that people have forgotten about the next iPhone. After a seeing just a minor update last year, folks are anticipating Apple’s handset line to get a significant makeover this Fall. The one we all expected to see last year…

The key here is “this Fall.” Even though we’ve heard a handful of reports suggesting that Apple is looking to put the iPhone back on its regular Summer release cycle this year, Macotakara is reporting that we won’t see Apple’s next handset until September or October.

This lines up with a report we heard last week claiming that Apple will release an LTE iPhone in October of this year. It’s the same report that calls for a March 7th iPad 3 event, so it stands to gain a significant amount of credibility if that materializes.

A Fall iPhone release also makes sense considering the success Apple saw last year during the holiday quarter. With over 37 million iPhones sold between October and December, why wouldn’t you try to replicate those results again this year?

  • that case looks like it would fit an ipod touch 3rd gen perfectly

    • 4th*

      • nope it has the oval for the black thing on the 3rd gen

      • Seems kind of flat to me. Oh well, we’ll see.

  • Dan

    I’d probably be due for a switch by then, hope it’s true!

  • Seasons aren’t capitalized like days of the week are. It should be “…makeover this fall.” etc etc

  • Hope its something decent sick of false rumours. I want to have major changes and not like that 4s crap.

    • You won’t. Apple is smart.
      5 > 4S > 4 > 3GS > 3. As you can see, a full redesign happens every other year.

      • same i was going to buy the 4s/5 what ever they brought out and i was so glad whn they kept the same form as i think its the best yet i hope they dont go back to a tapered design

  • iLadies and iGentleman… Welcome to the next 8 months of your online reading experience.

  • Why is everyone calling it the iPhone 5?? Its the 6th generation iPhone. iPhone 6 if anything. I think it will be iPhone 4g though,

  • I think waiting wouldn’t benefit sales due to the fact when apple launches a brand new revamped product the manufacturing process and shipping not to mention apples estringent quality control standards, slow availability to a crawl. (think Iphone 4 availability to 3GS availability at time of release.) if apple is also implementing LTE TECH into this newly designed sleek package there’s no guarantee that there will be enough chips available at the time to get production rolling full steam ahead in time for the holidays. Better to get an earlier release to get a few to market to start that buzz of excitement and jealousy amongst the have nots ( otherwise know as the apple magic ) to spearhead ramped up fall production and big time holiday buys with plenty of available product on the shelves. Late summer is looking good to me!

  • That looks like a Itouch 4g cover

    • There’s a reason why it’s not called an “iTouch”

  • Cloudi Windi

    iPhone 4X?